Caracal

Caracal

Caracal
Caracal caracal


CLASS
Mammalia
ORDER
Carnivora
FAMILY
Felidae

Range

Africa and the Middle East to India


Habitat

Savanna, semi-desert, dry woodland, arid hilly steppe, and dry mountains


Diet

Birds, rodents and small antelopes

Weight

MALE 18 - 44 lbs.
FEMALE 13 - 35 lbs.

Length

24 - 42 in.

Gestation

68 - 81 days

Young

1 to 6, avg. 2

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • Caracals are medium-sized cats with reddish-brown fur and black ear tufts.
  • Caracals are named for their most notable feature, the long black tassels on their ears. The word caracal is from a Turkish word that means “black-eared.”
  • These agile cats can leap up to 10 feet.

 

Conservation

Least Concern
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